Rémi Leroy Blanc de Blanc Champagne 2011
notes from The Source Imports:
Remi Leroy’s vineyards are like a wellness spa for his vines when compared to neighboring vineyards. All the vines for his vines are organically farmed and a walk through them shows his deep respect for nature, unlike the vineyards on all four sides of his, which are void of life except the vine itself. Sadly, Champagne is all too often an atrocity of abused, unhealthy soils rich in herbicides, pesticides and vines with unnatural probiotic systemic treatments and excessive spraying of everything under the sun you don’t want in your wines. For the majority of the Grandes Marques Champagne houses, it’s all about volume of grapes, so small growers make sure the poundage is high when their vats hit the scales, regardless of how mistreated the grapes may have been, as long as they are grapes.
Remi Leroy grew up in Meurville, a small town in the south of Champagne, within the Aube. In the past, the Leroy family sold off all their grapes to local negociants, but today Remi vinifies only 1/3 of his family’s nine hectares of vineyards under his label—the rest are sold for a handsome price to big Champagne houses, which is paid upon pickup! For the Leroys it is purely a financial decision to continue to sell grapes because the return is quick when compared to the long return on investment with the wines they make themselves. Remi has the intention to someday use all of their grapes for their own label.
Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $50. We do deliveries Monday through Saturday, and will contact you with specifics after you order. We will text you shortly before we arrive with your delivery. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Wine boxes ordered online by 2pm Monday through Saturday will be available for same-day pick-up by 5pm. Boxes ordered after 2pm will be available the following pick-up day by 5pm.